Where to Register
Registration this year will be through our new pack store. For each scout, just select a registration, fill out the information, and check out. Not only can you get your child registered, but feel free to pick up some Pack swag for yourself.
PayPal payments incur a fee of $0.49 + 1.99% of the total.
We are accepting payment online via Cash.app as an alternative to PayPal as we are not charged fees Our link is https://cash.app/$Pack66matawan
If you don't have the Cash.app, you can sign up with our referral link or the code VGMXTTN and you and and the pack will each get $5.
We are only accepting checks in the rare cases that payment cannot be made via the above two methods. Checks must be made out to CUB SCOUT PACK 66 mailed to the Pack Treasurer. Please email [email protected] for postal mailing information.
The Monmouth BSA has two programs to assist families that might have trouble paying the fees associated with scouting:
Service Fee Assistance: This program is meant to offset the $52 Monmouth Council fee per scout collected. More information and the application can be found on the Monmouth BSA website at: https://www.monmouthbsa.org/servicefeeassistance.
Family Assistance: This program is meant to offset registration fees (including insurance fee), costs associated with the uniform (shirt, pants, neckerchief, hat, etc.), or costs associated with obtaining the youth handbook. More information and the application can be found on the Monmouth BSA website at: https://www.monmouthbsa.org/familyassistance.
If applying to either of these programs, please notify the Pack Treasurer at [email protected]
Per Scout Registration Fee Breakdown
|Monmouth Council Service Fee||$52|
|Leader Registration and Insurance Offset||$20|
|Class B Uniform (Pack T-Shirt)||$14|
|Scout Awards/Advancement/Pinewood Derby Car||$35|
|Misc Fees (bank fees, web site, scout portion of charter fee)||$13|
Although this looks like a large amount, because scouting is a 10 month program (unlike most activities), it really breaks down to approximately $22.90 per month.
Detailed explanation of fees
Monmouth Council Service Fee: This Fee replaces the annual “Friends of Scouting” campaign at the unit level. The Board also decided that they will not consider any increase in this fee for five years. In addition, an assistance program has been established and any family unable to pay the Service Fee may apply for consideration. More details from Monmouth Council can be found here.
Insurance: This is insurance provided at the council level (not national) which covers primary general liability and secondary accident and sickness coverage at all unit, district, and council events.
National Fee: This is the fee ($80 per scout) we pay to the national scouting organization.
Leader Registration and Insurance Offset: Our leaders are all volunteers, many putting in hours of their time each month to ensure that all scouts have a great experience. All leaders must be registered with the national organization ($60) and be covered by insurance ($15) to act in an official capacity. In addition, we must cover our Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Committee Chair, Committee Members, Charter Organization Representative, Treasurer, and Advancement Chair.
Scout Awards/Advancement/Pinewood Derby Car: All scouts work toward achieving their rank by participating in adventures and earning belt loops (Lion through Bear) or metal adventure pins placed on the Webelo colors. Once they have completed all of the requirements, they receive an official patch designating their rank. Each of these belt loops and pins are important in helping a scout recognizing the progress they are making and have an associated nominal cost. The pinewood derby is one of the signature scouting events which involves engineering, creativity, sportsmanship, and most importantly, a sense of accomplishment. By providing each scout with the same starting point, we level the playing field while encouraging participation.
All events, outings, equipment, other expense are paid for through our fundraising efforts.
Misc Fees (bank fees, web site, scout portion of charter fee): There are a number of reoccurring fees and charges the pack must pay to sustain its administrative functions. These fees are evenly distributed across the scouts in the Pack to ensure we can continue to function at the core levels.
|Class A Uniform (Lion)||$38||Only the Lion T-Shirt and Lion Cap are required. We have a limited number of hand me down uniforms for those challenged in purchasing them.|
|Class A Uniform (Tiger and above)||$97||A uniform usually lasts between 2 and 4 years if sized and treated properly. See https://cubscoutpack66.org/new-scout-and-family-information-guide/ for details on the class A uniform. We have a limited number of hand me down uniforms for those challenged in purchasing them.|
|Pack Camping||$15/Family||This is an estimate as of July 2023 but may change based on the size of the pack and the success in fundraising.|
|Blue and Gold||$25/Family||This is an estimate as of July 2023 but may change based on the size of the pack and the success in fundraising.|
|Pack Picnic||$20/Family||This is an estimate as of July 2023 but may change based on the size of the pack and the success in fundraising.|